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Can you get sport related injuries in your back from not wearing back support?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Yes- but w/ and w/o: You can sustain a significant back injury that may be sports related with and without a back support device. Proper technique (if lifting weights as an example) and proper positioning (if colliding with another player in a sporting event) will be likely more beneficial in reducing risk of sports related back injury.

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